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Happy for Sania, but what about my award, asks Saina

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal   | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena

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The ace shuttler was hurt over erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Government not keeping its promise of awarding cash prize to her on winning the Olympic medal

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday welcomed the appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of Telangana but expressed hurt over erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Government not keeping its promise of awarding cash prize to her on winning the Olympic medal.

“I am happy to know that Sania Mirza has become the brand ambassador of Telangana and I am proud of Telangana, but I am very hurt and sad that I have still not received the cash award from my (erstwhile) State Government for the Olympics bronze medal that I won for my country,” Saina tweeted.

The Andhra Pradesh government, headed by the then Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, had announced a cash award of Rs. 50 lakh for Saina after she won a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012.

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